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's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electral with republicans, former democratic congress john huntsman, cathy mcmorris-rogers, carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late 1970s, but this last tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show, but, first, that fiscal cliff. those tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and house speaker john boehner picked up where they left off in dualing public appearances where both sounded consillatory, but didn't seem to budge much. must add to the president's to do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now is robert menendez, later chairman of the house homeland security committee. good morning, senator. it's good to see you.
tuesday's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electorate with a foursome of republicans. former presidential candidate jon huntsman, congresswoman cathy mcmorris-rodgers. former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer piem candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late '70s but this past tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show. but first, that fiscal cliff. those tax cuts and spending hikes scheduled to take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and john boehner picked up where they left off in dueling public appearances where both sounded conciliatory but didn't seem to budge much. you must add to the president's to-do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned, admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now is new jersey democrat senator robert menendez. and in new york congressm
not basically in iowa. >> reporter: matters how california looks and how nevada and virginia looks. >> right. >> it is difficult for mitt romney to say this economy is in free fall, it is not. unemployment rate here is pretty darn good, 5.2%, the lowest in the country. the president won by ten points here in the last election, my question for you, sue, why isn't he locking it down? >> you know, we actually feel like we're locking it down, we have been locking it down for two years. >> i think she is selling you something, they are not locking it down. >> reporter: we found plenty of people in iowa who are not convinced. >> we can't sustain itself, you hear these big huge empires, countries are going bankrupt. it will be us. >> reporter: he doesn't think he has plans for the deficit. >> i don't think either side has plans for it. it becomes the lesser of two evils. >> reporter: kevin says he can't plan a 2013 budget and certainly can't hire. >> our customers are just slow. they're just not ordering. >> reporter: he says like him, they're frozen, waiting to see who wins the election and whethe
states. it's not a surprise. california. the other two are florida and texas, which i found interesting. big population of veterans. >> texas is another big state. >> yeah, another big state. and the state with the highest percentage of veterans, i would have never have guessed this. >> highest percentage? >> highest percentage. the answer, alaska. 14%. >> like per capita? >> yeah, out of every 100 -- 14% of the population in alaska. there's one thing i want to remind everyone. president obama was talking about this. there are 3.5 million americans in this country who have disabilities due to their military service and they have different ratings on that in terms of their disabilities. but that's important for all of us to keep in mind. these are people whose disabilities stem from their service to the country. 3.5 million people like that. there are a lot more. during the conversation of ireport, we're celebrating the wisdom of veterans. >> extraordinary individuals who made ultimate sacrifices in so many different ways. all right, josh, thank you for that. >> you bet. >>> you heard so
in california. there is a rebuttable presumption, one shoot, two, this case could go to the jury. [ male announcer ] break the grip of aches or arthritis pain with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. rebuttable presumpti . >>> in california, a 90-year-old man retaliated after he was shot in the face after a burglary, now get this, they are suing him after he returned fire. richard herman and new york criminal defense attorney law professor joins us from las vegas, richard, i'll start with you on this. what do you say to this? it is unbelievable. >> it is unbelievable, for 200, $300, anybody can file a lawsuit. and we see it every year, unbelievable cases, ninety-year-old man has his house broken into, gets tied up. the burglar is stealing in front of him, he breaks free, there is a shootout. he ends up shooting him three times. the assailant here gets convicted. prison term and sues because he was shot. >> yeah. >> believe it or not, believe it or not, susan, there is a claim here. there is a claim because the
. elsewhere it will be warm across southern california, cool across the northeast. let's talk about the potential impact for this incoming nor'easter.the timing of which will be more so tomorrow than today. heavy rain, coastal flooding, beach erosion and wet snow for the interior. maybe even the coastline. here's a storm going across florida today. get out early, especially across the central and southern part of the state. tomorrow, the low rides up the coastline. it won't be anywhere near like sandy but it will have close enough to have impacts. there are areas that will be evacuating, flood watches in effect. and also some white on the map here. just a combination of really horrifying elements considering the fact that we have tens of thousands of people that are homeless with this storm coming in. zoraida, we'll keep you posted as this forecast changes. >> insult to injury. thank you so much, rob. an evidence hearing is under way at a military base in washington state. it will determine whether robert bales should be tried for murder in the shooting deaths of 16 afghan civilians
. back in the '60s, i remember california trying to pass a referendum that would legalize housing discrimination. so we've got a long way to go in this. and so, you know, for proponents of the issue who say, you know, we're at a turning point, we're at a turning point. as a historian of the african-american civil rights struggle, i frequently remind people that, hey, turning points can take decades. we don't measure turning points in a matter of days, weeks, months. we measure turning points in many instances in a manner of decades. brown v. board of education was a turning point, but it took another 20 years in my neck of the woods. i'm down here in memphis. it took another 20 years to actually start desegregating the schools. so we've got to be very mindful of what -- we've got to be very mindful of in terms of how we're framing the issue, in terms of how we're categorizing these turning points. because again, turning points can take a while. >> professor charles mckinney, pleasure to have you on this morning. thank you. >> thank you. >>> if you travel and you like local food, y
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, california, republican mary bono mack, she's not giving up. she trailed democrat raul luis with all precincts reporting, but she says a large number of ballots have yet to be reported. mack's husband, connie mack, lost his bid in florida to bill nelson. in another tight race, alan west is not conceding defeat. he's demanding a partial recount in his re-election bid against democratic challenger patrick murphy. right now murphy has a very slim lead of less than 2,100 votes, but that's slightly more than what's needed to trigger an automatic recount. >>> the man behind that anti-muslim movie that caused so much rage overseas has been sentenced to a year in federal prison. mark youssif admit head used an alias without permission. he allegedly made a different name when he made the film. that violated the terms of his probation in a bank fraud case from two years ago. >>> former arizona representative gabby giffords and her husband astronaut mark kelly will be inside a tucson courtroom today when the man who shot giffords is given his sentence. mark kelly, he is expected to read a statement in co
as a walmart warehouse in southern california are demanding better working conditions and they went on strike because of it. it's part of a larger initiative expected to unfold in the coming weeks in an effort to improve wages and benefits for walmart workers. if the strike happens, it will happen during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. black friday. joining me now is chris allen, a worker at the walmart warehouse in ontario, california. good morning, chris. >> good morning. >> first of all, telling me what you guys do in the warehouse. >> well, we unload walmart freight and we load it on to other trailers to go out to other walmarts in southern california region here. >> and what are the working conditions like inside the warehouse? >> well, the working conditions can through the summer we were working through the summer, it's been very hot. and we've been -- haven't been getting water breaks. and we haven't had any clean water. we've been using tap water from the facility at the cross dock. and we've been on strike last month, and we just now seeing these changes with the water
this morning. the university of southern california has lifted a lockdown it put in place following a late-night shooting at a campus halloween party. the school department of public safety says shots were fired. following an argument between two men last night at usc's main campus in los angeles. one of the men was critically wounded. another three people were also shot. their injuries, not life threatening. two suspects are now in custody. >>> on the road again, president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail today with just five days left until election day. the president hits three battleground states, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. the white house says the president will be briefed on details of the federal response to sandy, a day after he witnessed the devastation and promised to cut through all the red tape. mitt romney makes several campaign stops today in the swing state of virginia. >>> and there is more evidence at just how close this presidential race really is. a "wall street journal"/nbc news/marist poll of three bat e battleground state shows president obama wit
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on election day. >> brianna keeler in hollywood, california. and we'll go back to hollywood, florida, when the president starts to speak. >>> all right, meantime republican mitt romney is conceding nothing to the president. earlier he spoke to voters in the democratic stronghold of cleveland, ohio. no republican candidate has ever won the white house without winning ohio. and romney expects to continue that streak. >> if you believe america should be on a better course or if you're tired of being tired, i ask you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. when i'm elected the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant, but i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. >> this was the second of four events romney had scheduled for today. next up for the republican candidate is pennsylvania. so america has 50 states, but it's the key battleground state where is the race just might be decided come tuesday. right now cnn estimates that nine states shown here on the make or break states. president obama or 34mitt romne to wing the w
, california, mary bono mack, she isn't giving up. she trails democrat areraul rui. >> so we're minding your business. u.s. stock futures are flat this morning. >> the markets had a rough day yesterday. chris teens romans here to explain this big selloff. is there an explanation? >> can you see the sectors reacting to a second obama administration. let me show you what it looked like, 313 points, the first dow close below 13,000 in three months. that was the worst day of the year. more than 2% down. when i talk about the internals of the market, i'm talking about banks, insurers, cole companies, energy companies, they fell because, in fact, they think they're going to have higher costs. the markets think they're going to have higher costs in a second obama administration. you saw some obama care related stocks like hospitals up on the assumption that obama care is now secure. the internals showed us how investors in different sectors were reacting to a second obama presidency. but there were also concerns over europe and the fiscal cliff and the fact that now you have this election out of th
peter king joins me and california democrat adam schiff. congressman king, you were in that briefing today. you saw the surveillance, the drone video recovered from the benghazi compound. is there anything about what you saw today that changes your assessment of the situation? because you have been a tough critic of the administration. >> yeah, not really the video. i didn't see much controversial about the video. maybe adam will disagree. i thought it was objective. i don't think it really answered the questions either side would have had. my objection was that contrary to what dana said, the democrats were saying, one democrat said, i try not to make it partisan, i don't believe the talking points given to susan rice obtained all the intelligence the intelligence community had. without going into detail, there were several reports clearly stating that al qaeda affiliated groups were involved in the attack and were very heavily involved in the attack and that did not make it into the talking points, did not make it into the final talking points that were given to congress or to susa
are hard at work on self-driving models. and three states, california, nevada and florida, have already made self-driving vehicles legal as long as the human's sitting in the driver's seat in case of a emergency. that's a good idea. meanwhile, these cars could lose worker productivity. the average commuter spends 250 hours a year behind the wheel. or they could come in handy after you've had a couple cocktails. self-driving trucks could transform the trucking industry. picture long lines of self-driving 18-wheelers traveling down the highway just a few inches apart, no drivers, no stops for gas or food, it could boost fuel efficiency as much as 20%. we're going to need to keep driving ourselves though for a while longer. experts say the driverless cars should be more common in another ten to 15 years when the costs come down. here's the question, how would you feel about riding in a car that drives itself? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a comment on my blog. or go to our post on the "the situation room" facebook page. i don't know if i'd trust a car to drive itself. >> me either. i wo
. >>> the california filmmaker behind an anti-muslim film that sparked riots across the middle east is returning to prison. mark youssef will spend one year behind bars for violating his probation from a bank fraud case, using several fake names, including one with while shooting "the innocence of muslims," depicting the prophet mohammed as a killer and child molester. >>> one young mother in kenya has named her newborn twins barack obama and mitt romney. >> translator: i gave birth to twins and decided to name them after barack obama and mitt romney. i named the first one barack and the second one mitt just like obama and romney in the u.s. election. >> we can only hope congress can show such bipartisan love. they will soon get their chance. dan lothian at the white house. dan, i understand -- >> reporter: how can i follow that? >> i know. i just kind of feel sorry for the newborn named mitt because, of course, he lost the election. maybe that won't resonate in kenya. >> reporter: exactly. >> an honorable man. i'm not saying anything bad about mitt romney the person. what can you tell us? >> re
of that is sending george w. bush to california in 2000 and spending $10 million in that state when we refused in the gore campaign to spend a dime on the assumption that if they said they're going to get california, they might get it. they lost it. >> shrummy, good to see you. >> bob shrum, thank you. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. live election day coverage from washington, d.c. colorado is another one of the key battleground states in this election. the polls there, scheduled to open in less than ten minutes. cnn's ed lavendera is live in lakewood, colorado. >> reporter: good morning, john. western suburb of denver. romney campaign and obama campaigns will be paying close attention to what happens here. how jefferson county votes, many say, will determine which side wins the state of colorado and its nine electoral votes. that's because the nature of this county is equal parts republican, democrat and independent swing voters. they're looking to turn out the vote in jefferson county. early, 1.7 mill
on the ground right now? >> we're from california. we came to ohio because, you know, california is kind of a safe state, we wanted to be where the action was. and, you know, it is really important to get every single voter out there. >> reporter: alina smith is the veteran here. how long have you been doing this? >> about 50 years. >> reporter: 50 years you've been volunteering? >> yes. >> reporter: for democrats? >> yes. >> reporter: and for the president now? >> if they don't have rides, we're ready to pick them up and carry them and put them right on the spot, whatever it is. >> reporter: on the other side of town, from the other side of the aisle, another group of ladies is burning up the phone lines for governor mitt romney. for mary mogan, sometimes the calls are a success. >> can we count on your vote for mitt? yes, that's what i want to hear! thank you, ma'am, so much. >> reporter: and sometimes not so much. >> can we count on you for mitt romney? hello? i guess that's a no. >> reporter: across the table, one month call newby angie dodd she's she's said she's unemployed and she'
all the money that came in. when poll significances raise taxes, whether it's in california, we've seen the devastation there. illinois, we've seen the damage to that economy, maryland. when politicians raise taxes instead of cutting spending, you have lousy economic growth. those states, and you can compare either the reagan recovery, lower taxes, spending restraints, less regulation versus the very weak obama economy, wore where he did all the opposite things of reagan and got everything that an economist would tell you gets bad in an economy. let's compare state by state. california versus texas. illinois versus florida. you cut taxes you get more growth. you raise taxes you put people out of work and you bankrupt your state. >> we have you for the whole two hours so i want to get to a quick piece of president obama's op-ed because we already did governor romney's op-ed, i'll have you comment on it and then we're going to continue to chat about this all morning. he writes by the end of president clinton's second term our economy created 23 million new jobs, incomes rose, pove
and massachusetts into play. democrats are trying hard to unseat gop incumbents in blue states like california, new york, and illinois. and could see gains in maryland and florida. so why do these house races matter? members of congress will have to make big decisions in the coming month. chief among them, reaching a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect next year. >> the decisions confronting congress over the next four months are bigger than i think most of us have seen in our lifetime, at least on the fiscal matter. >> it's not just the fiscal cliff. >> most people think we need fundamental tax reform, cuts in spending and entitlement reform. there's no indication the new congress will be willing to do that either short-term in the lame duck or longer term. >> so the forecast for the next congress, more of the same. athena jones, cnn, washington. >> and we have more on the race to the white house. first lady michelle obama is expected to speak any minute now in southern ohio. you're looking at live pictures right now. looks like
in the pacific northwest and on the west coast. all the way from washington to california. kind of a barrage of storms moving in. that's where the trickiest travel will be for the next five days or so. big picture today, you're dry in the northeast. sunny and cool. southeast, as well. there's the west with those storms beginning to come on in through today, through the weekend, and into next week. temperature-wise, kind of right where we should be for the most part. maybe a degree or so cooler. if you guys are into the meteor shower, after midnight tonight between 2:00 and 3:00 in the morning, look toward the sky where the constellation leo is. it will be a pretty cool night to look up and see it. >> very nice. >> that sounds awesome. plus, we're up at that time anyway. >> all right, alexander steele. thank you so much. >>> 46 minutes after the hour. congressman ron paul bids a no-so-fond farewell to washington after 36 long, long years. hear his parting shot to both sides of the aisle coming up next. if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it
, including northern california and central california will get a little bit of rainfall as we go through the rest of this week, as we're gettiget getting into the stormy period. and if you're going to be watching the leonid meteor showers friday night into saturday morning, these are the areas where we expect to see the visibility to be good. nothing like the old meteor shower on a cool, crisp, fall evening. that's tomorrow night. guys? >> fantastic. thanks so much, rob. >> all right. >>> today's best advice, coming up. stay with us. so what do you think? basic. at meineke i have options... like oil changes starting at $19.95. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> just a couple minutes left, as always, we wrap it up with best advice. >> here's christine. >> thanks, guys. today we hear from world champion and u.s. olympian, lolo jones. >> i would say the best advice i give to others who are just trying to pursue any olympic dreams or just any goal they have in life is to be motivated by your failures, because sometimes it takes one, two, maybe three tries, but if you keep going and use you
: currently in the firefighting training with california conservation core. just pull. >> close it. there you go. >> offer a lot of training. it's really good they're doing this for especially veterans because it can be hard to find jobs. pla play with chain saw. practice laying hose from an engine, which we hadn't done, with actual watt. >> that influences the wild land fires. >> it's mostly veterans, it's easy for us to click somewhere just work together. so teamwork thing fell into place really well. i was aviation hydraulics and air frames mechanic. i was stationed at camp pendleton and deployed to afghanistan in 2010. it was a bloody summer while there. i saw a lot of bodies coming back. >> i was in the u.s. navy for four years and ply job title was quarter master. we helped out with amphibious operations, we had a lot of marines on the boats. i was focused on navy, i never imagined myself being a firefighter, never imagined myself going through training. it's been challenging but the challenge is more than welcomed. i'm hoping that i get picked up with some fire department or i'm trying
in blue states like california, new york, and illinois. and could see gains in maryland and florida. so why do these house races matter? members of congress will have to make big decisions in the coming months. chief among them, reaching a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect next year. >> the decisions confronting congress over the next four months are bigger than i think most of us have seen in our lifetime. at least on the fiscal matters. >> reporter: it's not just the fiscal cliff. >> most people think we need some fundamental tax
california looks, it matters how nevada looks, matters how virginia looks. >> right. >> reporter: it is difficult for mitt romney to say this economy is in freefall. it is not. >> reporter: >> unemployment rates here is pretty -- good. 5.2%, one of the lowest in the country. the president won here by ten percentage points in the last election. my question here is why can't he lock it down right now? it's neck and neck. >> you know, though, we actually feel like we are locking it down. we have been lock it down for two years. >> i think he is selling something. i don't think it's locked down. >> reporter: we found plenty of iowans that aren't defensed by either campaign. >> fiscally i just don't see how we can sustain ourselves. i mean, europe right now, i mean, big huge great empires, countries and all that, that they're going bankrupt. it's going to be us. >> reporter: orthodontist chad moran plans to vote for romney, but didn't think his math udz up to erase the deficit. >> i don't think either side honestly really has a plan for going ahead. >> it becomes a lesser of two evils
with the california conservation corps. when you're holding this, just pull. >> close it. >> there is a lot of training. it is really good that they're doing this -- especially for veterans because it can be hard sometimes to find good jobs. played with the chainsaw. just kind of get associated a little more familiar with it. and then we practice laying hose from an engine which we hadn't done yet with actual water. >> that's what influences the wildland fires, right? >> it is mostly veterans it really easy for us -- a lot of us to click and just work together so the team work thing fell into place really well. i was an aviation hydraulics mechanic. i was stationed at camp pendleton and we deployed to afghanistan in 2010. it was a really bloody summer while we were there. we lost a couple of pilots. i saw a lot of bodies coming back. >> i was in the u.s. navy for four years and my job title was quarter master. we helped out with amphibious operations. we had a lot of marines on our boats. >> the fire is going to be on the left side. >> i was so focused on navy at one point in time, i never
, the democrat from california. as far as those talking points go, it is not at all clear where they were edited. what we do know apparently is that the original determination that al qaeda was involved, or al qaeda affiliated groups was sent out the front door to the cia and went through some sort of editing process, perhaps interagency, perhaps at the white house that still hasn't been answered. what we do know is if the white house wanted to provide the answers, they could have done it before the election and chose not to. let's not forget, of course, general petraeus and his whole personal scandal, debacle, that could also be professional. we still don't know the answers to that. the administration knew of the petraeus investigation. the president claims that he didn't before the election, now we're only learning of it after. >> let's talk a little bit more about susan rice and that whole situation with the talking points, because she is the ambassador to the u.n. she has been mentioned as a possible replacement for hillary clinton as secretary of state. republican senators john mccain, lind
: and it matters how california looks and how nevada looks and virginia looks. >> right. >> reporter: it is difficult for mitt romney to say that the economy is in free fall. it is not. sue heads the iowa democratic party. >> the president won by ten percentage points in the last election, so, sue, why can't he lock it down right now, it is neck and neck. >> well, we feel like we are lock it down. we have been lockingt down for two years. >> i think that she is selling you something to be honest with you. i don't feel it is in lockdown. >> reporter: we found plenty of iowans who are not convinced by either campaign. >> i don't see fiscally how we can sustain ourself, because europe right now and the huge empire countries are going bankrupt. it is going to be us. >> reporter: and orthodonnist chad morarend thinks that the deficit is not enough for either side. >> i don't think that either side has a plan. it is the lesser of two evils. >> reporter: back at creighton medals, he says he cannot expand. he says he is frozen about whether we fall off of the fiscal cliff. >> i need reassura
since new proposals violate existing federal law. >>> california voters will consider a ballot measure that would abolish the state's death penalty. if proposition 34 goes through, more than 700 death row inmates would have their sentences commuted to life in prison without parole. >>> and with all the buzz about the romance between president obama and chris christie and the wake of superstorm sandy, you knew it would not take long for "saturday night live" to add their two cents. >> so i would like to give a sincere thanks to president obama for how he handled the situation on election day, i'm voting for mitt romney. but if i had to pick one guy to have my back in a crisis, it would be barack obama. he's been amazing. you know, so kind, such a leader, a tree inspiration. again, i'll be a good soldier, i'll vote for romney but i'm going to hate him, too. >> mitt romney also on the receiving end of some spoofing. we'll have that for you a little later this morning. much more ahead as a special edition of "early start" continues right now on cnn live from washington, d.c. >>> good morni
intelligence committee chairwoman, dianne feinstein, from california, said some things that give you a big hint about where this might be headed. have a listen. >> do you think you need to hear from petraeus? >> we may well. and we may well ask. i think that's up to the committee. i think we should have this first hearing, which is the way they wanted to set it up, and then the committee will make the decision. >> so, the man who will testify is mike more re, petraeus' deputy at cia, a longstanding, highly respected intelligence professional. certainly he has all the information. maybe a political question, does congress want to compel petraeus to come out in public after all of this, and tell what he knows? >> wouldn't it be more politically expedient to compel him instead of may well have him come and testify to put all these conspiracy theorists to bed? >> well, you know, politics always trumps, doesn't it? i think that it's an unprecedented situation. so if they want to subpoena him, that may well be more of a political decision. the democrats, of course, control that committee on the senat
-old california democrat is expected to announce her decision today. pelosi has scheduled leadership elections for november 29th. that's later than usual. and that's prompted speculation that the former speaker may relinquish her role as a top house democrat. they say she's holding this very close to the vest. >>> and coming up on "starting point," former house speaker and gop presidential hopeful newt gingrich and his wife callista. their take on the presidential election, and will also weigh in on the petraeus scandal. >> and keep it on cnn for special coverage. we told you, president obama holding a news conference at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. wolf blitzer will be all over that for you coming up on cnn. stay watching tv until 1:00. it's worth it. >> that's a great idea. another major toyota recall. close to 3 million cars recalled. this is worldwide. it is affecting mostly 2004 to 2009 freeous models. 670,000 of them were sold in the united states alone. so here's the problem. issues with the car's steering system, and their electric water pumps. toyota says no crashes or injures have been re
because california gone so solidly democratic. our lifetimes they used to be swing states and now they give any democratic nominee a big advantage right out of the box. >> now listen to this. michael share of "time" noticed the comparisons of the new stump line and former president. not clinton. take a listen here. >> after four years as president, you know me. you may not agree with every decision i've made. you may at times been frustrated by the pace of change but you know what i believe. you know where i stand. >> even when you might not agree with me, you know what i believe. you where i stand. and you know where i'm going to lead our nation. >> very similar pitches. is there any connection between the -- i mean sameties of 2004 and 2008? >> better the devil you know. >> it's the incumbent war cry. you know me. you know who i am. the truth of the matter is, though, i think that voters don't really know who either of these guys are in the end. what would a second obama term look like? and what would a first romney term look like given the turning around we've seen of mitt romn
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